You Know Me Al

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I suppose you and the rest of the boys in Bedford will be surprised to learn that I am out here, because I remember telling you when I was sold to San Francisco by the White Sox that not under no circumstances would I report here. I was pretty mad when Comiskey give me my release, because I didn't think I had been given a fair show by Callahan. I don't think so yet Al and I never will but Bill Sullivan the old White Sox catcher talked to me and told me not to pull no boner by refuseing to go where they sent me. ...
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I suppose you and the rest of the boys in Bedford will be surprised to learn that I am out here, because I remember telling you when I was sold to San Francisco by the White Sox that not under no circumstances would I report here. I was pretty mad when Comiskey give me my release, because I didn't think I had been given a fair show by Callahan. I don't think so yet Al and I never will but Bill Sullivan the old White Sox catcher talked to me and told me not to pull no boner by refuseing to go where they sent me. He says You're only hurting yourself.
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Lardner's famous collection of humorous short stories gets the no-frills treatment from Dover's "Thrift Editions" series. A buck here buys a million dollars worth of laughs.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781169251458
  • Publisher: Kessinger Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 9/10/2010
  • Pages: 122
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.31 (d)

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  • Posted July 22, 2011

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    Good baseball book

    Ring Lardner does a fantastic job of showing us the baseball world and the American culture through this epistolary novel that covers two baseball seasons in the life of Jack Keefe. The letters are filled with baseball language (literal and metaphorical), misspellings and grammatical errors, and the flawed character traits that make up Jack Keefe. At first I felt a little sorry for Jack and his naivete, but then I realized Jack was an ignorant, stubborn, self-centered boob. He never learns from his mistakes (on the field or off the field). Yes, we know you Jack. Ring Lardner does an outstanding job of building Jack into a character. You Know Me Al is a must-have for baseball fans.

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